L'Empereur is a military strategy game. The game takes place during the violent aftermath of the French Revolution and follows the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte who became one of the most popular and charismatic leaders of France.
You start as an officer in charge of the military and local city affairs and later in your career you become the French First Consul and finally the Emperor and take up the responsibilities that come with it. You can only rise in rank if you have gained the support of the people.
You have to build and organize a loyal military army and lead them into war. Defeat the belligerent neighboring countries and collect taxes and pay stipends on time. But be aware of military uprising, strikes, rebellions and deal with weather conditions a harsh winters and other natural disasters that might occur. You fail if your captured by the enemy or die.
The game scenarios that can be selected are based on Napoleon's military life:
1. Napoleon's Beginning.
2. The desire for Power.
3. The End of the Revolution.
4. The Glorious Empire.
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April 30, 2015 Subject:
Even though most kills in the Napoleonic Wars were due to artillery in this game artillery aren't all that useful even if you have a lot of them. You can only control Napoleon himself as well as his brothers if they're in the scenario you're playing. Playing only as Napoleon would have been more realistic since like in real life you could only be one person at a time. Playing as all commanders of every district the French control would have been more fun. Being able to play as other countries would have been interesting but unfortunately you don't get this option. Something else that's annoying is something that plagues other Koei games like Gemfire and Genghis Khan and Genghis Khan II; whose turn it is is entirely random. Funny how they strove for historical accuracy but then randomised whose turn it is. In real life the sun rises in the east first so people in Russia would be awake sooner than people in France; Russia should go first followed by the Ottoman Empire etc. with the UK going last. The first scenario is useful only for familiarising yourself with the game; you don't have any control over who France is at war with and you start off in Marseilles; only one non-French territory is adjacent to it by land. The result is turn after turn goes by with you making speech after training after speech after training and this is boring.